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As training camp inches closer, now is the perfect time to place some NFL futures wagers and get a head start on the 2023 season outlook.
Below are the Pittsburgh Steelers odds along with our best NFL futures bets for head coach Mike Tomlin’s team heading into 2023.
Pittsburgh Steelers best bets: Expert picks for 2023 NFL futures odds
The Steelers barely missed the postseason last year, finishing with a 9-8 record and failing to make the playoffs due to a tiebreaker against the Dolphins.
Pittsburgh, though, closed out the season on a positive note. After a 2-6 start, the Steelers went 7-2 to end the year, including four straight victories to wrap up the regular season.
We took a look at the available futures betting markets for the top sportsbooks and found our top Pittsburgh Steelers futures bets for the 2023 NFL season.
Check out our odds and best bets for the AFC North division ahead of the 2023 NFL season.
Pittsburgh Steelers 2023 win total prop: Over 8.5 wins (-150 or better)
The Steelers still managed to hit nine wins in a season where they rotated quarterbacks, and it appears second-year quarterback Kenny Pickett will be the guy moving forward.
Pickett tallied a 7-5 record last season in the 12 games he started, and he’s facing a fairly easy schedule in 2023.
Pittsburgh has the eighth-easiest schedule based on their opponents combined win percentage from last season. Only seven of its 17 games come against 2022 playoff teams.
Pittsburgh Steelers AFC postseason odds: To make the playoffs (+146 or better)
The Steelers’ strength of schedule plays into this, but a lot hinges on the development of Pickett.
The division is strong but winnable. Pittsburgh split each series with its rivals last year, proving that it can beat the likes of the Bengals and Ravens.
Should Pickett step up this year, expect the Steelers to have a winning record in the AFC North.
Winning the division would automatically get the Steelers in the postseason, but they could also snag a wildcard spot, too.
Five of the team’s eight losses came in one-score games. If a few of those flipped in Pittsburgh’s favor, this team would have made the postseason last year.
With an easier schedule in 2023, the Steelers are in good shape to return to the playoffs.
Pittsburgh Steelers players props: Najee Harris over 6.5 rushing touchdowns (-104 or better)
Najee Harris totaled seven rushing touchdowns in both of his NFL seasons. He’s proved to be a reliable target in the passing game, as well.
Harris’ carries per game dipped to 16 last season, 2.1 fewer than his rookie campaign. He only averaged 3.8 yards per attempt on a Steelers team that struggled to find its offensive rhythm.
That being said, with Pickett looking to be like a functional quarterback, that should help draw the defense off the run game. And that’s where Harris could shine.
Pittsburgh beefed up its offensive line this offseason, drafting Broderick Jones from Georgia and signing Isaac Seumalo from the Eagles.
The Steelers’ line wasn’t great last season, but this unit should realistically improve. In turn, expect a bounce-back year for Harris and increased red zone usage.
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Adam Hensley is a writer for Catena Media based out of Iowa. Since graduating from the University of Iowa in 2019 with a degree in journalism and sports studies, he worked for a variety of publications including Sports Illustrated, the Associated Press and the USA Today Network. He spends his time watching the NBA and both college and professional football.